University of California, San Diego

199 Opportunities

If you're an undergraduate at UCSD interested in joining the LCNL, contact one of our lab managers.


  • Three quarter commitment is essential to be enrolled in class
  • Ten hours a week working in lab which includes:
    • 8 hours per week working on your individual lab project
    • 1 hour per week doing your chore
    • 1 hour per week in your individual meeting with Tracy
  • Each student will be expected to work independently (although we will guide you through every step of your project and are always available for help or questions).
  • In turn, we trust that you put 100% effort into your project and make sure you understand what you are doing before you do it. (IF WE ARE NOT BEING CLEAR ON ANYTHING TELL US!)
  • This course requires a major time commitment. If you are unable or questioning your ability to make this commitment DO NOT ENROLL for this class.

Lab Rules

  • Lab binders containing information pertinent to your study never leave the lab. If you need to work at home, make copies to take with you
  • Do not use the last ANYTHING (paper, pens, disks, subject forms, etc) -- especially if it says "original, to make copies from". Tell the lab manager when you notice we are running low on supplies.
  • Answer the phone in a professional manner by saying "language and cognition lab" -- patients will be calling us, be courteous and patient.
  • Check the answering machine if the light is blinking and take messages as necessary... it could be your subject calling to cancel!
  • Check for messages on the white board and in your mailboxes when you come into the lab.
  • Turn off lights, lock up (put on the clam) the lab, and take out the trash if you are the last one to leave.
  • If something is taped down, leave it that way!
  • Clean up after yourselves and don't leave things out.
  • Let your lab manager know about any broken/malfunctioning equipment so it is repaired promptly.


  1. Chores
  2. Individual Lab Project
  3. Recruiting/Running Subjects
  4. Storing data
  5. Backing up data
  6. Updating data files
  7. Updating subject questionnaire records
  8. Keeping organized


  1. Swinney, D., Onifer, W., Prather, P., and Hirshkowitz, M. (1979). Semantic facilitiation across sensory modalities in the processing of individual words and sentences. Memory and Cognition, 7(3), 54-178. Download.
  2. Nicol, J. and Swinney, D. (1989). The role of structure in co reference assignment during sentence comprehension.  Journal of Psycholinguistics Research: Special Issue on Sentence Processing, 18 (1), 5-24. Download.








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